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Old Apr 5, 2013, 06:40 AM   #1
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Macbook Air 13 mid 2012 fan is always on, normal?

Hi. I've been using my new Air for two weeks and i noticed lately that fan is always on, it's barely audible but still it's on.
Even when laptop is cold, i open lid laptop turns on and fan goes on (but very quietly).

I think when i just bought it i was surprised that it was off sometimes, i even showed it to my wife, "here, check this beauty, completely silent, like iPad". Is it me, may be i initially just didn't listen hard enough and it was supposed to be always on or something is wrong? I haven't installed anything new.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 06:42 AM   #2
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The fan is always running at 1,800 RPM at idle, under load it can spin up to 6,000 RPM

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Old Apr 6, 2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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if you want completely silent buy a samsung chromebook. there is no fan inside.
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